Perennial ryegrass is the backbone of most temperate permanent pastures because it is the most efficient and cost effective method of supplying a highly nutritious, long term feed option for any grazing enterprise. Cultivars vary greatly in maturity, growth habit, resistance to disease and rainfall requirements with a variety available to suit many regions of southern Australia.
Perennial ryegrass pastures can persist for more than 5 years with minimal intervention, and therefore cost. Year round growth is achieved with sufficient moisture and management and surpluses can be conserved as hay or silage. Selective herbicides are readily available for broadleaf weed control further improving persistence of the variety.
Rainfall: 500+ or Irrigation depending on cultivar
Seed count: 500,000 per kg (diploid), 250,000 per kg (tetraploid)
Sowing Rate: 8kg/HA to 30kg/HA depending on seed size and rainfall/irrigation
Late heading Tetraploid Perennial bred in Australia to combine early vigour, later maturity, persistence under heavy grazing, high tiller density, and rust resistance.
Bistro LE is suited to high rainfall and irrigated perennial systems where late maturity allows multiple silage cuts and grazings through early Summer in medium to high input Dairy, Sheep and Beef systems.
A true late heading perennial with improved winter production.
A mid late maturing variety that has good late season growth and improved disease resistance. Avalon Plus LE suits dairy and high-end beef grazing enterprises.
Early Mid maturing variety suited to sheep and beef operations in medium rainfall environments. Can be used with other perennial grasses as a low endophyte component to reduce the risk of losses associated with livestock staggers. An economical permanent pasture option.